America Developing Smiles

de Puerto Rico



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Since 1993, the Salesian Ladies of Orocovis have been occupied in community work involving programs of complementary education and recreation at 'La Casa Don Bosco' located on the central avenue. One of their most impactful programs at Orocovis is the music band “Batuteras Doramas and Banda de Orocovis” integrated by 60 children and youth between the ages of 3 and 21 years, who meet weekly for rehearsals. The group has obtained several national and international awards and participates annually at different parades in the United States, including the New York Parade and Tampa Parade.

Likewise, the Salesian Ladies of Orocovis have programs for the confection of embroidered garments and baskets, and catechesis workshops for children, young adults and women.

In 2007, a small computer lab was opened, where basic training on software skills for home economics is taught.

Impact of America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico
We impact about 60 children per year, helping them with their music instruments and maintaining the computer center for the La Casa Don Bosco.